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Hunt for fugitive conman suspect Mark Acklom focuses on family

A wealthy divorcee described how Mark Acklom pretended to be a spy before disappearing with her savings.

Home 'failed to prevent sexual exploitation'

A woman claims she was regularly raped by several men, after being picked up from a children's home.

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast

Some flood warnings remain in place, although disruption was not as bad as had been feared.

Steel art sculpture to be unveiled in Cheltenham

Stories from the local school, church, pub and maternity hospital have been welded into steel.

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Xi Jinping 'most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong'

China's president is now on a level where challenging him means threatening Communist Party rule.

Myeshia Johnson: Soldier's widow says Trump made me cry

She says President Trump could not remember her husband's name when he phoned to offer condolences.

Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

While poaching killed thousands of elephants over the last decade, it is diminishing, a report says.

Iraq rebuffs Tillerson call to disband Iran-backed militias

Iraq's PM defends Iran-backed units in talks with the US secretary of state, who criticised their role.